Don't Look Now details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie, Hilary Mason, Celia Matania|
|Genres:||Drama - Mystery, Thriller, Horror - General|
Don't Look Now
|Run time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Nov 2006|
Most helpful review
Look Now!By JimH from Cambridgeshire , 09 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]If you haven't then do, if you have then do so again. Watching this film is to watch a master at work, Nick Roeg knits together time strands and imagery that challenge the viewer and produce a truly pioneering film. Defying us to categorise this film Roeg has not made a classic horror or thriller, "Dont Look Now"s horror is internalised and only becomes horrific when seen as a whole. Dont expect a building sense of horror, instead experience tension a plenty and a continuous and uncomfortable sense of doom.
A psychological examination of intense and ongoing grief set within a strained relationship and the claustrophobic back routes of Venice. Dont Look Now could easily have suffered from style over substance, but, although Roeg could give David Lynch a few pointers in the surreal, the actors manage an incredible depth of emotion that forces the viewer to care about them. Donald Sutherland is on top form and the heart wrenching opening scene will leave even the hardened viewer contemplating the unfairness of life and the love of a parent. And the oft commented on sex scene; this really should be compulsory viewing for all new directors... this is how it should be filmed, people.
Although "Dont Look Now" is rated and ranked highly by just about every critic, and rightly so, this film is not easy viewing. A must see to complete your personal top 100, but not sure the average viewer will rank it in their top 10.
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Dodgy plot, sound and hairBy JacobA (9 reviews) , 30 Apr 2013Hmmm, Not really sure where this film was aiming to go to. There's reviews on here that sound like someone's eaten an art review book and love this film. Can only think that it's what your supposed to think but this film is a mess. The tension never really builds nor does a descent story unfold before your eyes. Added to this there is the unfathomable plot device of moving to Venice after your daughter drowns. Why move somewhere so full of water? Plot wise they could just have started in Venice for all the sense it makes. It's not helped by dodgy sound quality and Donald's equally dodgy wig.
A ClassicBy tattypants (11 reviews) , 27 Mar 2013Loved it and I can confirm it is a classic. Did not see the ending coming! sex scene lived up to the billing, and the film does stay with you afterwards you will remember it! Just high quality film making from director to actors.
Awful Sound QualityBy a customer , 16 Mar 2013A dated but good film almost ruined by the awful sound quality, distortion and varying sound levels, otherwise a good watch
Don't watch now! (Wait for a better DVD)By a customer , 20 Oct 2012The film seems worth but we could understand only half of the dialogues due to extremely poor sound. And inexplicably for such a famous movie, there were no subtitles!!
Disappointing and sometimes irritatingBy madsimon (4 reviews) from Bristol , 23 Sep 2012Could have been a good movie if it would be produce in more simple way. Bit experimental montage and not very good sound made it less gripping and less smooth, even irritating sometimes. Quality of the disc was another thing. Just before the only scary moment in the film the disc just stopped. Donald Sutherland doesn't show much of his talent. Disappointing.